Nineteen "Granite Mountain Hotshot" firefighters perish in Arizona wildfires
Monday, July 1, 2013 |
City of Prescott Handout Photo via Reuters
On Sunday, a small group of elite firefighters known as "The Granite Mountain Hotshots" was overtaken by flames near Yarnell, Arizona. Nineteen firefighters perished -- nearly the entire crew.
Mark Babieracki is the leader of a hotshot firefighting crew in nearby Globe, Arizona. He knew and worked with a number of the firefighters who were killed.